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Post by illusion » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:32 am

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hereiam wrote:I have started to read this plot cause as I can see it is a talk of the world. Both the book and the comming movie as well as court case. You know - I have a point to rethink for people who believe passionatelly that this book MIGHT be real - why don't you believe into the stories about Jesus that are in Bible (for example)?
You can also read online versions of Gospel and these books say quite different things about lot of things you have been writing here according to Dan Brown version (and not only his - what worse - cause he has a court case about copyrights to this book)
I am catholic who probably will never even read this book. Because I don't like sensational books based on religion. I think generally more eveil comes from such books than any use. And I have to say in that place that catholics are very civilised people compared to muslim believers who would give the author of such a book a death sentence and burn some embassays again.
but what I would like to finish with is that it is much harder probably to believe in Gospel than to believe in Dan Brown book.
Becasue simply much easier is to choose shorter way than a longer way - whatever it means.
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I strongly recommend that you read the novel, Hereiam. It's really, really beautiful. I have read it twice and it's now one of my favorite. You say you're a catholic and I guess a strong believer in religion, but if you've got an open mind you'll have no problem with the book. If you like mystery and adventure you'll get that too.
I'm a catholic too but the book doesn't offence me in any way I guess it's a matter of attitude. :-) Now all I wanna do is watch the da vinci code-the movie!!!!!!!

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Post by tikay » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:34 pm

So has anyone seen this movie yet?
Is it great?

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Post by Tora » Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:36 am

tikay wrote:So has anyone seen this movie yet?
Is it great?
In russia it's going to be released ONLY in late may... 18th i guess... :(

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Post by Dixie » Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:11 am

tikay wrote:So has anyone seen this movie yet?
Is it great?
It's gonna be released on May 19 everywhere! :D

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Post by Tora » Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:00 pm

Dixie wrote:
tikay wrote:So has anyone seen this movie yet?
Is it great?
It's gonna be released on May 19 everywhere! :D
russia is a part of global civilization! finally!
yes i was mistaken of 19th of may! :oops: i will watch it! :!:

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Post by AYBAYRAKTAR » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:57 pm

The Da Vinci Code..
Angels and Demons..
Etcetra..

Dan BROWN is great... he is very wel at writing.. And almost everything is realistic, even not all..

There are so many true events and incidents.. When you read about the Christian and Roman Church History in an objective manner, you will see lots of things that are tragic but true and in The Da Vinci Code..

I learned some things that I have never heard before from Dan BROWN.. He is one of the best writers that are alive..


But, its movie was not as good as the book.. Certainly, there would be some changes between the book and the movie.. And of course, the movie couldn't give the book completely.. But this movie is not even as good as other movies derived from books..

Sincerely..
Good-bye..

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Post by AYBAYRAKTAR » Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:06 pm

Dan BROWN is very good at writing and ı love his books..
Those come to me realistic..And I am also a realist person.


Yes, the last part of The Da Vinci Code could be finished suitable for its writing aim..

But, again, they were very good..

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Post by tikay » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:33 pm

I saw the movie & I was a bit dissappointed, as, I thought that I would be.
See, I had expected it to be better than the book somehow, because you know, how your mind can have these subtle impressions of a character in a book and the facial features are sort of there in your imagination but not completely fixated?

I wanted to have the movie fill in those blanks better, which it did adding a face to the characters of the book, but maybe my faces were preferable, you know? And,the movie did nothing really very creative! And nothing much out of the ordinary...which could have really helped the movie, there could have been more intimate looks or something between the two main characters as they began to fall for one another too!
Well the movie for me just, stuck so closely to the actual wording, used in the text, that I sort of felt as if i had already seen the movie, did you feel that too? I mean just from reading the book, it was like watching the movie a second time.

When they do Angels and Deamons, I hope they get a little bit more creative!
If they undertake that book...as a movie also.
I have only begun that book and then gave it to my sister. I will get myself another one, one day.
Or better, now, I'll just wait for the movie since it will probably be the same modus operandi...I rather like the more researched and factual Gnostic studies more than Dan's stuff.
Basically if I were toreview that movie it (my opinion) would not be very great.
Well when I was reading it i thought so many times this is like watching a movie...his style of presenting the story was movie-like so when the movie was exactly like the book, I was not too surprized. The ending could have been more touching and sweeter yes, I sooo agree on that!

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Post by Dixie » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:53 pm

Is there gonna be a movie on Angels and Demons??

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Post by tikay » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:27 pm

Your kidding me Dixie :D
I just figure they will , considering the millions they (producers) rake in ($$$$$$) on every "moving picture" produced.
After the popularity of this one, why would'nt they go for it?
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Post by Dixie » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:35 pm

I hope they do, I loved the novel :D

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Post by tikay » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:49 am

well, I am going to have to borrow it back from my sister! (and make time to read it now)

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Post by RCG » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:22 pm

How is this book???
Is interesting??
Tell me please...

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Post by Dixie » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:02 am

Oh, we had some threads about the book last year. What can I say? I loved the book. I have read it three times, I own two versions, the "normal" novel version and an illustrated version -quite interesting. Have seen the movie three times although I don't think it's comparable to the book.

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Post by RCG » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:26 pm

Hi... why do you like so much???

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Post by Dixie » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:33 pm

RCG wrote:Hi... why do you like so much???
Can't explain. Why don't you try to read it? ;)

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Post by RCG » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:22 pm

Actually... I will go to read...
Thank you... Sorry for my english... :)

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Post by Miss. Ladybird » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:11 pm

Dixie wrote:Oh, we had some threads about the book last year. What can I say? I loved the book. I have read it three times, I own two versions, the "normal" novel version and an illustrated version -quite interesting. Have seen the movie three times although I don't think it's comparable to the book.
A friend of mine said the same thing too! I bought the book last year and it's still on my bookshelf. After reading your post, I think I'll clean the dust over it and start reading. :idea:

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Post by Dixie » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:17 pm

Miss. Ladybird wrote: A friend of mine said the same thing too! I bought the book last year and it's still on my bookshelf. After reading your post, I think I'll clean the dust over it and start reading. :idea:
I'm sure than once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until you finish! The first time I read it in two days. I couldn't leave it! :D

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Post by medattes » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:39 pm

don't you guys have a site where to download its electronic version. I didn't find it in the libraries nearby.

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Have any body read novel " Dafenshy Code"?

Post by Snowy* » Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:01 pm

Have any body read novel " Dafenshy Code"?

It's horrible .. I liked it but I got headache ..
His opinion about christian is very strange ..

I have a question for christians ..
Are all christians believe about what did he write??

That's mean ..
Is he talk about only his opinion or about all christians opinion's ??

Do any body understand what i mean??
Ihope so.....

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Post by doxology » Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:13 pm

I heard about it , but unfortunately idont read it

i think it's much intersting


hope to read it soon

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Post by MissLT » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:29 am

Are you talking about the Da Vinci Code? If yes, please visit here,

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Post by ladyRowena » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:56 am

oh!I had to stayed up late at night to read this book because It's very attractive.
Dan Brown,how intelligent you are!

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Post by Melek » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:06 am

medattes wrote:don't you guys have a site where to download its electronic version. I didn't find it in the libraries nearby.
here is a link foru,an electronic version of The Da Vinchi Code..good luck!)

http://www.lib.ru/INPROZ/BRAUN_D/dawinchi_engl.txt

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Post by nightwish » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:18 pm

yeah it's a readable book and so interesting.

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Post by Krisi » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:45 am

:) :arrow: The book is interesting and purely for entertainment. The author is so good and I felt as if my mind was following a fast flowing river.

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Post by daizy » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:22 am

thank you very much Melek, i was looking for this novel,
you really helped me. :D

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Post by Melek » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:48 am

daizy wrote:thank you very much Melek, i was looking for this novel,
you really helped me. :D

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Post by CityYoung » Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:16 am

I have it , but I haven't read it yet . maybe after Dixie' words i should start reasing it .

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Post by Aux » Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:22 pm

I Maria from Costa Rica, also read the book and charmed with it

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Post by Qoo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:11 am

Information about Jesus, religion and history are so exciting , but I disappoint about its storyline :( .
It's look like grade b movie

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Post by sanjadz » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:53 pm

The book has been on my shelf for some time,but I have to admit that I haven't read it yet because I have been reading some other books lately.Most people say it's a good book, so I will make sure that I read it.

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Post by Annaa » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:32 pm

I like a lot Dan Brown`s book ''The Da Vinci Code'' :-D .
If you don`t like me remember it's mind over matter..I don't mind and you don't matter..

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Post by miminguyen » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:35 pm

they attracted me at the first pages.Well, so wonderful, my heart jumpedddddd during the time i read it that's really a great book, and DAn is really a great man {-;

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Post by Koala » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:03 pm

I've read his "Da Vince Code". That was great to know about Jesu Christ, Mary Mandeline, religious symbols,anagram code,legend & trust... But he made the beginning too long and slow and some situation was too simple to guess what was going to happen next. By the way, the ending was great !

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Post by bacteria » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:00 am

he is one of the most intelligent I've read. He has a discipline mind and a big knowledge background about art! My friend said that "The Angles and Demons" is better than "The Da Vinci Code" I read! I will find that
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